Ryan Brauninger of TexAgs Radio provides an honest retrospective on his home sleep test, sleep apnea diagnosis and CPAP therapy. In short, he says, "it is a life changing experience for you to sleep the way your are supposed to sleep"... "I highly encourage getting a sleep study done... and recommend the guys at Heartstrong".
About Sleep Apnea:
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It may cause snoring, during which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Risk factors include age and obesity. It's more common in men.
Symptoms include feeling tired even after a full night's sleep, or feeling jittery after sleeping only 4 to 6 hours per night. Treatment often includes lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines at night to keep airways open for easier breathing
Home Sleep Test/Study:
A home sleep test is an easy to use, high-tech breathing monitor that can help you determine whether you’re experiencing sleep apnea. Simply wear it at night as you go to sleep.
It tracks your breathing patterns, oxygen levels and breathing effort while worn. If a clear pattern of sleeping problems is detected then you may be likely to benefit from a full overnight sleep study to determine the cause of the problem.